Music Composer, Author and Playwright James V. Cockerham Launches an HBCU Book Tour to aid music programs

Cockerham's new book explores artists' decades-long music industry journey with hope for inspiring musicians
Jv Cockerham Book Launch Flyer
Jv Cockerham Book Launch Flyer
SALISBURY, N.C. - April 13, 2023 - PRLog -- Music Composer James V. Cockerham is adding the title of Author to his decades-long journey as a recognized African-American Music Composer. Following the 2019 Performance of his orchestral arrangement of "Fantasia on Lift Every Voice and Sing," it was performed again by the Gateways Music Festival Orchestra at the historic Carnegie Hall in 2022. Cockerham knew his life-long love of music was a story that needed to be shared.

His debut book, Looking: Past, Present, Future is a collection of stories told from a creative writer's viewpoint.

Inspired by the music program at his beloved Alma Mater, Livingstone College, his book release will coincide with "The All Steinway School" Initiative for Livingstone's music program to achieve the honored status to bring funding, awareness and support.

The Looking Tour kicks off on Sunday, April 23rd at 3 p.m. on the campus of Livingstone College located at 701 W Monroe Street, Salisbury NC.

To purchase tickets for The Looking Experience and to order copies of the book 'Looking: Past, Present, Future' visit or follow this link for tickets TicketLeap.

Cockerham, a Wilkesboro, North Carolina native, and Livingstone College graduate released his 7th album, 'Looking' in 2021, a  multi-generational, multi-genre collection of social-conscious music featuring iconic music industry greats to include: PJ Morton, Algebra Blessett, Regina Belle, and many others, in a first-time collaboration with the newly formed record label The Dirty Glasses, LLC, (, a partnership formed with his son, Brian Cockerham and Ethan Gouldbourne who are notable Musicians and the Music Producers behind the album.


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